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Roundel with griffin heads

Date:
ca. 1st–2nd century
Geography:
Eurasian steppes
Culture:
Sarmatian
Medium:
Silver, gilding, inlays
Dimensions:
Diam. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404

“Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

“The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 3, 2000–January 14, 2001.

“The Golden Deer of Eurasia,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2000–2001.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Roundel with griffin heads." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), no. 27, p. 56.

Aruz, Joan. 2000. In The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West, exh. cat. edited by Elizabeth J. Milleker. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 96.

Aruz, Joan, Ann Farkas, Andrei Alekseev, and Elena Korolkova, eds. 2000. The Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 84, fig. 62.
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